A Conceptual Model of Counterterrorist Operations
This paper describes the development of the Conceptual Model of Counter Terrorist Operations or the CMCTO. The CMCTO is a top down decomposition of the functions that are performed in the Counter Terrorist Domain. The models first decomposes the domain into Functions directed toward terrorists; Functions directed toward victims; and, Functions of support. Each of these functions is further decomposed to varying levels. The paper also includes a comprehensive review of the literature and of the process used.
KeywordsConceptual Model System Dynamics Model Homeland Security Subject Matter Expert Functional Decomposition
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 2.Clawson, P.: US options for combating terrorism. In: Rubin, B. (ed.) The politics of counter-terrorism: The ordeal of democratic states, pp. 3–29. The Johns Hopkins Foreign Policy Institute, Washington (1990)Google Scholar
- 3.Clinton, W.J.: Presidential decision directive 39, US policy on counterterrorism (1995), Universal resource link located at www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/pdd39.htm (accessed February, 2 2003)
- 5.De Taillon, B., Paul, J.: The evolution of special forces in counter-terrorism: The British and American experiences. Praeger, Westport (2001)Google Scholar
- 9.Leeman, R.W.: The rhetoric of terrorism and counterterrorism. Greenwood Press, New York (1991)Google Scholar
- 10.Merriam-Webster: The Merriam-Webster dictionary. Springfield: Merriam-Webster. National Interagency Civil-Military Institute, n.d. Preparing for and managing the consequences of terrorism: Resource guide (2002), Universal resource link located at www.nici.org/publications/publications/01%20%20PMC%20Resource%20Guide.pdf (accessed February 13, 2003)
- 11.Office of Homeland Security. National strategy for homeland security (2002), Universal resource link located at www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/book/nat_strat_hls.pdf (accessed February 2, 2003)
- 12.US General Accounting Office. Combating terrorism: Selected challenges and related recommendations (2001), Universal resource link located at www.ciaonet.org/cbr/cbr00/video/cbr_ctd/cbr_ctd_19a.pdf (accessed February 12, 2003)
- 13.US Government. National strategy for combating terrorism (2003), Universal resource link located at www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/02/counter_terrorism/counter_terrorism_strategy.pdf (accessed April 12, 2003)
- 14.US Government Interagency domestic terrorism concept of operations plan (2001), Universal resource link located at http://www.fas.org/irp/threat/conplan.pdf (accessed February 2, 2003)
- 15.Van de Linde, E., O’Brien, K., Lindstrom, G., de Spiegeleire, S., Vayrynen, M., de Vries, H.: Quick scan of post 9/11 national counter-terrorism policymaking and implementation in selected European countries: Research project for the Netherlands Ministry of Justice. RAND, Santa Monica (2002)Google Scholar
- 17.Wardlaw, G.: Political terrorism: Theory, tactics, and counter-measures, 2nd edn. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1989)Google Scholar